Take Your Designs to the Next Level With Puff.

What is puff ink?

Puff ink is a type of screen printing ink that has been mixed with a heat-activated foaming agent. The ink gets printed on flat, just like a standard print—but then, as the garment goes down the dryer, the ink expands and begins to puff upward. This puff method is especially effective on custom t-shirts, hoodies, and crewneck sweatshirts.

Puff Printing

Boston logo puff print ink

In a world where competing to stand out is harder than ever, puff is perfect for statement pieces and for taking a simple design to the next level.

Puff + Screenprint Combination

custom-hoodies-with-a-Puff print raised ink example

“Sorry I’m Busy” came through with the goods on this design, mixing the combination of puff and screenprinting in the one. You can purchase this t-shirt at www.sorryimbusy.com

Minimum effort, maximum Impact.

How to use puff ink in your next design.

Puff ink printing works pretty similarly to standard printing (and you can use it on most base garments/fabrics), up until the drying process. However, it presents some unique opportunities for customizing your design. Let’s say you have a 2-color design—perhaps you choose to print one color in standard water based ink, and the other color in puff for emphasis/impact. Contrasting your puff design with other flat elements can make the puff elements stand out even more! A good rule of thumb when it comes to puff ink is the bigger/thicker the better. Puff shines in larger applications—chunky text with heavy lines, larger design elements, etc. Smaller elements and thin lines may be more susceptible to warping, and won’t have as much 3D impact as a larger design. The rewards of printing puff on a fine-line design may not outweigh the risks. We offer two colours with our puff printing which are BLACK and WHITE, give us a call or email us today to get started!

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